The Laboratory Mill

848 South Fork Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Laboratory Mill

The Laboratory Mill, based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, is an upscale waterside wedding event venue. Steeped in southern hospitality, this space will welcome you and your guests to a gorgeous event space that features an open floor, wooden beams, and beautiful views of the river, dam, and nature conservatory. The venue is also managed by a fantastic team of highly trained professionals who will work to make sure every last detail of your wedding event is unique and special.

Facilities and Capacity
With indoor seating for up to 450 guests, The Laboratory Mill is incredibly accommodating for large wedding gatherings. The ceremony space features unfinished wood beams, large open windows, and vaulted ceilings to provide guests with an open and inviting vibe. This space is also situated right next to the South Fork Catawba River which creates fabulous opportunities for wedding photography. There are also various spaces to host reception events, including the indoor space, the outdoor space that is situated next to gorgeous trees, and more. Let the rustic charm of The Laboratory Mill set the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Services Offered
The Laboratory Mill offers fabulous services to wedding couples with the reception site fee. The venue provides services for all types of wedding related events, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This fee includes access to a gorgeous bridal suite, setup and cleanup of the event, chairs, tables, and linens. Additionally, the price per person includes open bar services that are provided by an excellent bartender. You also have access to a long list of preferred vendors when you are planning your event. Additional services provided by the venue include:

  • Event planning services
  • Event rentals
  • Wireless Internet
  • Drapery
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


History
Steeped in history, The Laboratory Mill has undergone extensive renovations to bring it to its current glory. Initially called The Lincoln Cotton Factory between 1819 and 1835, this event space produced lots of material goods for the general public. The space even worked as a medicinal laboratory during the time of the Confederacy. Since that time, it has been renovated to host many fabulous wedding events with rustic elegance.

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47 Reviews for The Laboratory Mill

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Jeanne Crawford · Getting married on 02/09/2020

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    Amazing venue

    Everything was amazing the venue is the perfect setting for a wedding. We were so pleased with the staff and the layout. A wonderful memory for our friends and family. Thank you so much for making this amazing.

    Sent on 10/21/2019

    The Laboratory Mill's reply:

    Thank you! We are thrilled Lauren and Ryan had there wedding and rehearsal dinner here with us but even more thrilled they had a wonderful time!
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    Summer Boyles · Getting married on 01/09/2020

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    Amazing Venue

    Our wedding day was so perfect in every way. We could not have been happier that we chose The Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton, NC. We chose to get married in their downstairs area called the card room. More of a rustic/dark and quaint vibe and it turned out so beautiful. We had so many compliments on the space. The staff was amazing to work with and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. And their communication throughout the whole planning process was top notch... one of the best out of all of my vendors. Always responding promptly and always willing to let me visit as much as needed to plan. So happy to have our memories of this special day at this venue and can't wait to get all of our pictures back.

    Sent on 10/18/2019
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    The Laboratory Mill's reply:

    Summer thank you for the sweet words and CONGRATULATIONS to you and Tyler! The Card Room was the ideal space and you took advantage of it - it was absolutely gorgeous. We can't wait to see pictures!!

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The Laboratory Mill FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 4,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,200.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 17.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Limited Bar
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Discounted Spring Dates

    $2000 discount for April 11, 2020

    $1000 discount for June 6, 2020 and June 13, 2020

  • The Laboratory Mill 2
    January and February 2020 Sunday Bookings only $3700!

    Saturdays are gone but there are still Sundays available in our discounted winter season!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Queencity Photobooth
    Queencity Photobooth Photo Booths

    A beautiful historical venue with a friendly and professional staff!

  • NLGlam
    NLGlam Wedding Hair & Makeup

    This venue is gorgeous!! I have done multiple weddings here and you can't go wrong with this location. Everyone here is so nice and very helpful.

  • ATG Entertainment
    ATG Entertainment Wedding DJs

    ATG loves working here! Huge venue, very spacious which makes for a comfortable experience for your guests. The staff is awesome here!

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  • 848 South Fork Rd Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092 See on map
    704-288-5733 (Phone number)

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